Sunday, February 28, 2010
Wow, I wanted to make a really big deal, but I didn't really expect it today, I was sure it would take at least another week.... But after three days of being sick and off my feed, water and exercise..... I was apprehensive! But, you should have seen the big smile on my face this a.m. when I saw the "1" in front of 199 - I've crossed the border into "One-derland"!!! Yahoo! I realize that this might be a little premature and I will have to be super careful next week and I will be..
I was even going to take my measurements but I thought I would save that for when I need some extra motivation or a boost....
So, let's all party and celebrate Spark Friends and supporters,, here's a healthy Smoothie compliments of me... and let's all take a nice long "walk and talk".
I'm a little leery of eating anything out of the ordinary as I don't know what could set off this gallbladder and cause another attack....
While I was in the city, I also treated myself to a few new clothes. They made me an offer I couldn't refuse.... they were clearing out their last summer stuff I guess, cuz I got a pair of Sz. 12 pants..... they even go on me!!!! They do have that special extra - spandex, but psychologically a Sz. 12 when I was a Sz. 18 in Dec. is so incredible!! I also got a new blouse, a new Sz. M top and 2 cute tank tops. I will be able to wear them under some of the tops that are not quite as "modest" as is required for school teachers!!
Well, I thought I had a lot more to say, but I can't believe I am speechless already... just basking in the glow.... now must head off to school and make up for the two sick days I had to take last week.... Cheers all! Here's success wished to you all too.
Thursday, February 25, 2010
I woke up at 4:41 with terrible pains in my stomach and all bloated. I tried to get back to sleep and finally did about 7:am and of course, the alarm rang at 7:30 and I did try to go to work... WE're missing half our teachers right now, so I fel t I had to. But, by the time I was there an hour, I couldn't stay any longer and wrote up a quick plan and gave it to the K teacher and she took my kids over there. I felt weak and shaky and came home and tried to sleep,,, with limited success.
I couldn't drink any water, so I will lose my streak... and I was really worried about losing all my other streaks too, so I am quickly here doing up some easy points... Ate minimal, no exercise and I still feel terrible... don't know if I will go to school tomorrow. I just took a sleeping pill to see if that might help. Hope I can sleep
This is about 5 times now this month I have had an attack like this, so whether it is gallbladder or allergies or ovary problems, I don't know,a but I do know it's time to get it sorted out. If I had lived closer to a hospital today I probably would have gone, but it's almost 2 hrs drive, so I tried to get better here.... anyway, must try to sleep and hope I feel better tomorrow.
This SP thing has really gotten to me, I was even reading labels to try to decided what would be the best things to eat and forced myself to eat something despite How I feel...
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Well, it was bad enough that I worked all day and had a tough kid - but I did manage to get a break from him for an hour. But, I came home late - 5:30 and no supper ready. But of course, dh has the answer for that...... he didn't know what good meal we were going to have... This "lifestyle change" I've made is rubbing off on him - or should I say it the way it really is, he's taking advantage of it - but he waits for me to make a really healthy meal and then he has been enjoying the meals with me too.
But, I was too tired and it got on my nerves. Anyway, I went looking for an emotional fill-up. I checked out that bag of chocolate that is on the chair since the after Christmas sales. I've been having a Hershey's kiss or two lately (at 20 calories each - it's easy to fit them into plan) but tonite I seriously looked at the Toblerone bars too.. I checked out the label and tried every which way I could to work it into my last 150 calories I had left. I was already planning a Smoothie, so that would have already used up everything. But, since I am a couple days away from being a full 2 months on this plan and I have lost (albeit small amounts) every single week - and I have not had one single binge since I've started... I decided that I would give in (a little) because I know from decades of dieting that if you don't have some of what you want, you will begin to feel deprived and then pig-out and say to heck with it all. So, I probably did go over, but I had popcorn 100 cal bag, then the kisses and about 4 dark chocolate sticks (just over 50 cal total) and then when I made my strawberry/blueberry smoothie, I split it and only had half - gave other 1/2 to dh... who said it was just as good as MacD's...
Then, I had dh start the laptop so I could WATP while I watched Idol. I was half finished it before I realized that he had put on the 1 mile rather than the 2 mile I had asked for. Anyway, Idol wasn't over so I decided to go ahead with the 2 mile too.... so that was an added benefit.... 3 miles for the price of 2....
Well, in summary, instead of losing it totally, I allowed myself to have some of the forbidden fruit, but was able to rein in control before I hit the really big time calories.... and therefore, a binge stopped in its tracks. Some of the lifestyle changes that helped me curb it were that I had a smoothie, and I allowed myself to have the chocolate and enjoyed it rather than pigging out and giving over control to the food and the emotions that led me to the loss of control...
Anyway, hopefully the error in WATP videos also contributed to me burning more calories than planned so hopefully the minus will be greater than the plus..... I am exhausted and know I am rambling, so shut up and go to bed. Lila...
Monday, February 22, 2010
Well, as I sat eating supper tonite, I was intrigued by how pretty it was. I had a pork tenderloin with sauteed green peppers and onions. Also, I had steamed broccoli and cauliflower. And some very pretty orange sweet potato fries. (Guess if I had been planning to be color-coordinated, I would have used red peppers and it would have been really pretty!- Not to mention lots of healthy vitamins) I wonder if I did manage to meet all my nutrient requirements today... I was at 99 for my folate and I need 100 minimum... I wonder if there is a way to find out (other than checking every single food item's nutritional value) where I got my magnesium and folate from so then if I know which foods I eat regularly, I can figure out how much of them I need to eat to meet my RDA's.
Well, I just remembered I was going to make a cabbage roll casserole, guess it's getting too late now. That too is a colorful meal. I use the cole slaw mix with the nice purple cabbage and carrots in it. Then I add layers of rice, onion slices, and usually TVP rather than ground beef and lots of diced tomato and tomato sauce.... gotta be healthy, it freezes well and it's so yummy....
Hmmm, should I or shouldn't I make it? Gotta go WATP for 2 miles - but I've given up on going back to work to prep for tomorrow.... decisions, decisions..... or go to sleep or read.... or stay on SP.... life gets more complicated... what should I do?
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